Close menu


Sunderland Repository records the research produced by the University of Sunderland including practice-based research and theses.

Sustainable Manufacturing by Home Based 3D Printing

Haishang, Wu, Ahmad Mehrabi, Hamid, Karagiannidis, Panagiotis and Naveed, Nida (2022) Sustainable Manufacturing by Home Based 3D Printing. In: International Conference on Sustainable Engineering & Advanced Technology (ICSEAT2022), 16 17 June 2022, SEGi University.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


Abstract. 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an emerging technology with great potential for the future. As an alternative to Conventional Manufacturing (CM) processes, the unique features of AM, such as enormous freedom of design, quick prototyping, easy entry, and higher materials yield, are paving the way toward sustainability. Nevertheless, AM can be challenging due to the weakness in manufacturing scaling and standards, and lower production speed.
In sustainability, environment, societies and economies are the pillars, and AM assists sustainable manufacturing in reducing cost and lead time. Compared to CM, AM significantly enhances flexibility and shaping via the layer-by-layer method rather than subtracting processes.
In this paper, the integration of plastic recycling and Home Based Manufacturing by 3D printing, through standardization and collaboration for a more sustainable future is discussed. This study indicates that strategy control of local recycling and 3D printing of plastics reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain. More importantly, AM manufacturing may create jobs locally and reduces physical migration

Sustainable Manufacturing by Home Based 3D Printing.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (164kB) | Preview

More Information

Related URLs:
Depositing User: Nida Naveed


Item ID: 14895
Official URL:

Users with ORCIDS

ORCID for Hamid Ahmad Mehrabi: ORCID iD
ORCID for Panagiotis Karagiannidis: ORCID iD
ORCID for Nida Naveed: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2022 14:54
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2024 12:14


Author: Hamid Ahmad Mehrabi ORCID iD
Author: Panagiotis Karagiannidis ORCID iD
Author: Nida Naveed ORCID iD
Author: Wu Haishang
["contributor_type_typename_" not defined]: Wu Haishang
["contributor_type_typename_" not defined]: Mehrabi Hamid
["contributor_type_typename_" not defined]: Panagiotis Karagiannidis
["contributor_type_typename_" not defined]: Nida Naveed

University Divisions

Faculty of Technology


Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

Actions (login required)

View Item (Repository Staff Only) View Item (Repository Staff Only)